British embassy convoy attacked in Libya's Tripoli

Smoke billows from an area near Tripoli's international airport amid fighting between rival factions on July 24, 2014A British embassy convoy in Tripoli came under fire on Sunday in an attempted carjacking but no-one was hurt, a spokesman for London’s mission in Libya said. “Early this morning a British embassy convoy was subject to an attempted carjacking. Shots were fired at our vehicles but they managed to drive on and leave the area,” spokesman Bob Phillipson said. The attack took place in western Tripoli, witnesses said, and came after Washington evacuated its mission in the embattled Libyan capital under air cover on Saturday.

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